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The Marionette Show by Zil-Zeki The Marionette Show by Zil-Zeki
My Entry into Round 7 for :iconthepaperchain:
I've wanted to do an entry for a while. And the story of Alaire and the pond spirit was just too cute to resist. Plus I figured I had to do something considering she recomended an awesome video that I've been addicted to it since.

I've never seen a marriontte (Not a pretty one at least...) or really watched much balllet, so this was definitely fun looking up and trying to draw different things.
Spent the free half of my day painting it. It was definitly alot of fun and I hope I did 'em justice.

Alaire and the adorable water spirit are :iconpridefulsin:'s, I just painted 'em.

((Oh yeah, and is it just me or have DA's thumbnails managed to get more terrible...?))
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sherega Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009   Traditional Artist
Oh! That yellow-haired marionette is just somehow increadiable cute. O.O The pose is so beautiful.
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Zil-Zeki Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Student General Artist
Thanks, I loved drawing and painting those little guys.
And thanks so much for the fave. :D
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sherega Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009   Traditional Artist
^^ You're most welcome!
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Yabanned Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Student Writer
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I think you should win, the scene are so beautiful and the quality of drawing is very good. The marionettes are so cute! Good luck ^^
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Zil-Zeki Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Student General Artist
Thank you very much. *Can't think of what else to say but is quite gratful*
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Yabanned Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Student Writer
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That is because there are not more to say XD
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TriceCeilborn Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! The details are fantastic.
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Zil-Zeki Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Student General Artist
Thanks. I tried super hard to put a bunch in. >w<
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CuilEggs Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ballet. How it haunts me.
But it's lovely.
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Zil-Zeki Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Student General Artist
It is nice.
Does it haunt you like the goats haunt me? Do ballerinas hunt you down in your sleep? O_O
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CuilEggs Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Childhood memories. But I enjoy watching ballet enough.
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Zil-Zeki Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Student General Artist
It's hard not to like such a nice thing, heh.
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PridefulSin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
:faint: This is so beautiful! :excited: I love his costume and the marionettes are so perfect!!!!!

I really think I should lock myself into a corner before I hurt anyone from my excitement! XD

Seriously, thank you so much for such a lovely piece :love:
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Zil-Zeki Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Student General Artist
I'm so glad you liked it. I was a bit nervous doing a charachter I didn't know too much about, but the music and his story really made me want to paint him. >w<
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PridefulSin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay XD my skills of persuasion still works! or something like that... heehee :boogie: but you did a terrific job!!! :heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:

It was either the pond spirit or Alaire that would've been the round character. But since all the pond spirit did was sit around the pond most of the time, I picked Alaire XD.
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Zil-Zeki Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Student General Artist
Haha, but see, she was excelent as sitting pretty in a pond. :3
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PridefulSin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
:nod: true true
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MegumiTierana Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
ooooh :O
I love this
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Zil-Zeki Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Student General Artist
Thanks, I'm really proud of it, haha.
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SomeRedDame Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist
I LOVE marionettes, they're so much fun to play with, and they're some of the best kinds of puppets~ <3

XD I used to have a goofy little fuzzy one.. :B And I took him everywhere. <3
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Zil-Zeki Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Student General Artist
They are the nicest, and hardest kind to learn.

The one I used to see was one belonging to my godfather. It was of a little mexican bandit (seriously! Huge sombrero, big moustache, poncho, and a beer in one hand and a gun in the other...) But it was rather ugly.
Most marionettes have a wooden thing to control it, but I drew the marionnettes here as being attached to his fingers because that was the way my godfather used to do it, he cut the cross and tied the strings to his fingers, lol.
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SomeRedDame Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist
:D That's actually how some professionals prefer to use them, too!
Plus, they allow for more fun movements because you can bend and move your fingers more than you can the wooden plank!

It's so much fun~ <3
( I only used the plank cause I wasn't good enough for finger-work.. XD But if that puppet had lasted me a bit longer, I might've tried it! )
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Zil-Zeki Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Student General Artist
I want one :x
Though I do know I'm awesome with hand and arm puppets, lol. XD

My aunt once bought my neice a stuffed animal and didn't even know it was actually a rabbit puppet. XDD
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SomeRedDame Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist
XD EEEE, I love hand and arm puppets, too~
XD Aw screw it, I just love playing with puppets.

Oddly enough, never much cared for puppet shows, tho.. always thought they were cheesy or poorly done.
XD I so often wanted to run behind the booth and play with the puppets. :D
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Zil-Zeki Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Student General Artist
Lol, you ever seen those neat stick puppets you use behind a lighted screen, so it's like uber shadow puppets?
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SomeRedDame Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist
ULTIMATE SHADOW PUPPETS. YEEEEEEEES. <3333333

You're brilliant. <3
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Zil-Zeki Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Student General Artist
I wuv those awesome shadow puppets. :D

I used to think those were some sorta magic. XD
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